Award Ceremony for the winners of the ‘Cyprus Preparation Centre Awards’ by Cambridge Assessment English

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Nicosia, 2nd April 2019

An award ceremony for the winners of the ‘Cyprus Preparation Centre Awards’ took place in Cambridge (United Kingdom), organised by Cambridge Assessment English. For the first time, Cyprus was included in Europe's 'Preparation Centre Awards Competition' that started in 2018, in order to reward the best preparation centres for the Cambridge English Qualifications. Three prizes corresponding to three categories were awarded: Step by step approach, New comer, User of Cambridge English books.


The proud winners per category for Cyprus that attended the award ceremony in Cambridge were the representatives of the following private language schools:  

Category ‘Step by step approach’ - Winner:  Eurognosi Aglantzias (Nicosia)
Category User of Cambridge English books- Winner: Jolly Workshop (Nicosia)

CategoryNew comer’ - Winner: ŞANLI Interactive Language Center (Nicosia)

Preparation Centre Awards, from A to Z...


        6 participating countries: Cyprus / France / Netherlands / Poland / Czech Republic / Romania.


        3 Award categories / 3 winners per country:


Category ‘Step by step approach’ – to reward the preparation centre offering most Cambridge English Qualifications, implementing the step by step approach. 


Category ‘New comer’ - to reward the preparation centre that registered candidates for the first time in 2017-18 (1st August '17 - 30th July '18).


Category ‘User of Cambridge English books- to reward the preparation centre that used effectively the official exam preparation material, published by Cambridge University Press.


The preparation centres in Cyprus could compete in more than one category but could only win in one of them. Cambridge Assessment English received 35 applications from preparation centres in Cyprus.


           A Cambridge English International Jury!

A jury consisting of 5 international executives from Cambridge Assessment English selected the winners: Guy Chapman, Head of Schools; Hervé Marc, Regional Director Europe; Nick Beer, Regional Commercial Head Europe; Cécile Loyer, Head of Marketing for Europe and Duncan Christelow, Cambridge University Press Head of Sales, ELT, Central and Eastern Europe.

►        The prize:

Trip to Cambridge that took place on 29th & 30th March 2019, including:


  • Training specifically designed for the winners: "Behind the scenes of Cambridge English exams" to discover the process of creating an exam step by step.
  • Gala Dinnerat one of the University's colleges, with fellow European winners and the Cambridge Assessment English & Cambridge University Press management team.
  • Visit some colleges of the University of Cambridge.


        The calendar:

             *Deadline for applications: 15 December 2018

             *Date of the Award Ceremony: 29 March 2019, during the Gala Dinner



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